Kris Carter

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Weird Corkscrew-Shaped Light Unleashed by Universe's Most Powerful Explosions

Gamma-ray bursts, the brightest flashes in the universe, may give off an afterglow full of light waves that move in corkscrew-shaped spirals, sort of …

Distant Stellar Explosion Helps Map Universe's Dark Ages

Near the beginning, the universe was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. That's because until about a billion years …

Object "G2" Still Intact at Closest Approach to Galactic Center, Astronomers Report

The latest observations by the Keck Observatory in Hawaii show that the gas cloud called “G2” was surprisingly still intact, even during its closest …

“White Holes” Could Exist—But That Doesn't Mean They Do - Facts So Romantic

A black hole is a one-way door to oblivion. According to general relativity, once anything crosses its boundary—the event horizon—it cannot return to …

The Intergalactic Medium Unveiled

Caltech astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM)—the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the …

Researchers find possible evidence of toroidal magnetic field surrounding magnetar

(Phys.org) —Space researchers in Japan working at the Suzaku observatory have found possible evidence of the existence of a toroidal magnetic field …

Three NASA Telescopes Begin Hunt For Earliest Galaxies

Talk about turning back time. Three NASA observatories — the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope — …

Universe

Could This Be The Signal Of Dark Matter? Unsure Scientists Checking This Out

Sometimes a strange signal comes from the dark and it takes a while to figure out what that signal means. In this case, scientists analyzing …

Dark Matter

Higgs Boson May Be Composed Of Tiny 'Techni-Quark' Particles, Physicists Say

<i>Updated April 4 at 10:51 a.m. ET.</i><p>The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests …

How Many Galaxies Are There?

Galaxies — those vast collections of stars that populate our universe — are all over the place. But how many galaxies are there in the universe? …

Universe

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What is Space?

From the perspective of an Earthling, outer space is a zone that occurs about 100 kilometers (60 miles) above the planet, where there is no …